|Courtesy: Fukushima Diary|
Reports have been coming out of Japan over the past nine hours that the color of Osaka Bay has suddenly changed color, turning into a shade of very pale yellow. Reports at first began on micro-blogging site Twitter before breaking out across the blogosphere as well.
Citizens in both the cities of Osaka and Kobe began noticing the phenomenon. One Twitter member posted the following to their feed today: “Moving from parents house to Mikage. Osaka bay looked yellowish when I saw from an eminence. Am afraid it’s a sign."
A similar occurrence took place in 1995, shortly before the Great Hanshin earthquake of 1995, which was responsible for the deaths of more than 7000 people in Kobe and the surrounding vicinity. The area also suffered a large scale fish kill only last week, when several tons of dead sardines inexplicably washed up on the beaches near the Japanese fishing port of Ohara in Isumi City of Chiba Prefecture.
Seismologists have been issuing warnings over the past several weeks that the area is due for another large earthquake, perhaps comparable or stronger than the 6.8 1995 quake, which caused more than $100 Billion in damages.
The yellowing Japanese waters comes only days after the skies over parts of China turned an ominous shade of yellow as well.